(This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/26/20
3/26/09 – Central League boys’ preview: Loop will be as competitive and balanced as ever
Always known as the toughest public school league in Pennsylvania boys’ lacrosse, the Central League added even more juice for this school year as Garnet Valley and Harriton joined the venerable conference.
With the addition of the Jaguars from Garnet Valley, the league now boasts eight teams that made last year’s Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association playoffs – and all eight will be seeking bids to the District 1 playoffs in the new reality of PIAA-sanctioned boys’ lacrosse.
The best comparison for Central League lacrosse might be Big East basketball. The league schedule is long and taxing, a physical and mental meat grinder that could very well mean not even the best team comes out unscathed.
3/26/10- Saturday’s boys’ high school roundup: GA tops Brunswick (CT), Malvern falls to Landon in OT
Billy Oppenheimer had four goals and an assist and Jake Adoni made 16 saves in goal as Germantown Academy defeated visiting Brunswick School (CT), 8-5, today in boys’ lacrosse.
Connor Crump had a goal and two assists for the Patriots while Beau Jones and Reid Weber each had a goal and an assist. George Robinson scored once.
Landon (MD) 8, Malvern Prep 7, OT
Host Landon (Md.) rallied for a thrilling victory, scoring the game-winner 20 seconds into OT.
Malvern Prep (1-1) led, 6-3, after three periods, but saw the Bears tie it with 4 minutes left. The Friars (1-1) entered play as the No. 25 team in the ESPN RISE Powerade Fab 50 Rankings. Landon was No. 34.
3/26/11 – Men’s lacrosse: Syracuse defeats Villanova, 5-4, on goal with :06 to play before record crowd of 6,289
In a game that will go down as one of the most memorable in Philly college history, visiting and No. 1 Syracuse earned a thrilling 5-4 BIG EAST win tonight over Villanova on a goal by JoJo Masrasco with six seconds to play.
A school-record crowd of 6,289 at Villanova Stadium saw the No. 7 Wildcats do everything but win a game that was marked by great defensive play.
Syracuse improved to 7-0 and 2-0 in the BIG EAST while the ‘Cats fell to 7-2 and dropped their conference opener.
Villanova’s Brian Karalunas, a senior long stick midfielder who once again proved he is one of the nation’s top players, stripped Marasco just moments earlier and assisted on the tying goal by Kevin Cunningham with :57 to play. Karalunas finished with six caused turnovers.
C.J. Small and Jack Rice each scored twice and Chris Creighton (Malvern Prep) excelled on defense with four groundballs and two caused turnovers for Villanova, which outshot Syracuse, 30-25.
The match also marked the first lacrosse game between two top-10 teams in Villanova Stadium.
3/26/12 – Philly boys’ high school lacrosse previews: Holy Ghost Prep, Upper Dublin, Hill School, St. Joseph’s Prep, Nazareth Area
Brad Shenberger had three goals and an assist to lead a balanced attack as host Downingtown West opened its season with an 11-2 non-league victory Friday night over Wissahickon in high school lacrosse.
Tyler McWilliams and Tyler Keen each added two goals and two assists for the Whippets, while Eric Rankel scored twice and Zach Logan had a goal and two assists. Garrett Boon had what proved to be the game-winner in the second period.
3/26/13 – Boys’ lacrosse: St. Joseph’s Prep rallies past Conestoga, 9-8, in 2 OT
Junior Scott Scheuerle scored his third goal with with 25 seconds left in the second overtime today to cap a dramatic comeback for St. Joseph’s Prep as the Hawks dealt Conestoga a 9-8 defeat in non-league boys’ lacrosse.
The Prep (2-0) had trailed, 8-2, midway through the third quarter when it started to rally. Junior midfielder Pat Walsh led the rush with two of his three goals and senior Anthony Marini (two goals) tied it with 28 seconds left.
3/26/15 – Boys’ lacrosse: @GVJagsLax defeats @LionsLax_2015, 12-10
Matt Moore scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and finished with four goals and an assist as Garnet Valley ddefeated host Penncrest, 12-10, tonight in a Central League showdown at Neumann University.
The game was moved to Neumann due to the lack of a turf field at Penncrest, which voted later in the evening to put in a turf field at the high school.
The game featured what many people feel is the Central League favorite, Garnet Valley (2-0, 2-0) and the defending league and PIAA champion Lions. The Jaguars held an early 5-1 lead and led, 7-4, at halftime before the Lions roared back and tied it, 8-8, on two straight goals by Ryan Kinnard.
But after Moore’s goal the Jags later took a 12-9 lead and held on for the win.
Denny Nealon added four goals and an assist and Dan Lanham won 19 of 25 face-offs for the Jaguars while Michael Bonaddio made 11 saves.